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Eric Owens
Noodle Expert Member

March 11, 2021

Noodle analyzes data to determine which schools have the largest net price for the average student

From time to time, various media outlets create the hardy perennial that is a list of the 10 most expensive colleges in the United States. These lists are all a little different. Virtually everyone agrees that Sarah Lawrence College is the most expensive, for example, but an outfit called Gothamist gives Bates College the dubious honor. Numbers 2-10 are never quite the same. We scoured a bunch of lists to find the 10 schools that show up as most expensive most often. Forget order. We can say with confidence that all 10 of these undergrad schools are absurdly expensive. Today, we present...

Georgetown University

Washington, DC (in a posh neighborhood also called Georgetown)

Annual tuition, fees, and room and board: $54,618

Students who apply to Georgetown also frequently apply to: American University, George Washington University, Boston College

Random rankings: #52 (Forbes, America's Best Colleges), #19 (Washington Monthly, national universities)

$54,618 perks: Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic university. Today, it's very comprehensive. The school brags that it offers over 100,000 potential combinations of majors, double majors, and minors. The Center for Social Justice provides opportunities to do a lot of good around the District as well as around the world.

Celebrity alumni: Bill Clinton (42nd President of the United States), Antonin Scalia (U.S. Supreme Court justice), Patrick Ewing (Hall of Fame basketball player)

What you could buy with $54,618 instead: 1977 Cessna 172S Skyhawk ($54,000)

Did you attend Georgetown University? Was it worth the cost?